Humbling times for Clipboard Jesus.
Charlie Whitehurst spent the first five seasons of his NFL career as a JC-haired backup wearing No. 6. When the quarterback signed with the Tennessee Titans in March, his customary No. 6 was off the market -- property of Titans punter Brett Kern.
Instead of making a cash offer for the uniform number -- as per unofficial league policy -- Whitehurst and Kern went down a different road. Let's just say Whitehurst would have to walk on water to avoid the shame of what happened next.
The caption reads: "Arm-wrestled the punter for #6 and lost #itwasagoodrun6 #13years"
OK, shame is a touch strong here. Whitehurst stands 6-foot-5 and 226 pounds, not much of a physical mismatch against the 6-foot-2, 214-pound Kern. Whitehurst wasn't exactly taken down by a Flyin' Gramatica.
Still, the quarterback must always defeat the punter in matters of brawn. Even the backup.